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groggy

1. Exhausted, possibly to the point of feeling disoriented. The word is related to "grog," which refers to rum that has been diluted with water. "Grog" was named after Edward Vernon, an 18th-century British admiral nicknamed "Old Grog" (because he wore a grogram cloak) who ordered that his sailors receive that mixture instead of pure rum. I can't believe I still feel so groggy after two cups of coffee. Get used to feeling groggy—that's just life with an infant.
2. slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You guys were really groggy! No more shots for me, thanks. I don't want to get totally groggy tonight.

groggy

1. mod. tired; in a stupor. (Standard but having a slangy history. From a term for rum as drunk aboard ship, derived from the nickname grog, belonging to Admiral Edward Vernon.) I’m still groggy by ten in the morning.
2. and groggified (ˈgrɔgifɑɪd) mod. alcohol intoxicated. He was too groggified to drive.
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But place him in room-temperature water and heat it up gradually, and the frog becomes groggier and groggier until he is unable to climb out of the pot.
Then, if you gradually turn up the heat, the frog will still stay happily in the water, getting groggier and groggier until the water reaches the boiling point and kills it.
Will Maisey took a knock on the head early in the first half and became groggier as the game went on, and then we had to take Cliffie (Hodgson) off as well which made it very difficult at the end.
But Hutchinson was made to feel even groggier four minutes into the second half when McCulloch battered Rangers into the lead.
Ehiogu was led from the field looking groggier than the average losing six-round fighter at the Albert Hall, after foolishly deciding to put his head where Shearer's boot was.
US scientists say their natural pesticides react with the general anaesthetic, leaving you groggier when you come round.
But Hutchison was made to feel even groggier four minutes into the second half when McCulloch battered Rangers into the lead.
Littlewoods' FA Cup expert Ray Spiller has been left groggier than a Tory after the General Election by the response to our Beat the Expert competition